Trade Paperbacks?

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  1. Jeffan Caliarthan

    Jeffan Caliarthan Aes Sedai Director of Marketing

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    Hey! Is anyone else collecting these? :look

    For those that don't know, they've been re-releasing the books as trade paperbacks with the ebook covers on them. The only exceptions being A Crown of Swords and The Path of Daggers, which were changed from the original ebook art at the request of Harriet, who didn't feel like the scenes depicted on the original ebook covers were right for the print books.

    So far, everything up to A Crown of Swords has been released in this format, and with The Path of Daggers coming out on November 12th.

    The Eye of the World
    The Great Hunt
    The Dragon Reborn
    The Shadow Rising
    The Fires of Heaven
    Lord of Chaos
    A Crown of Swords
    The Path of Daggers
     
  2. Loira Al'Ramoidra

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    I really don't need more versions of the series. Already got Swedish edition, UK edition and US edition :lol
     
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    I want to buy TFOH & ACOS!
     
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    I want them all!
     
  5. Jeffan Caliarthan

    Jeffan Caliarthan Aes Sedai Director of Marketing

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    This is kind of how I feel, but THEY'RE SO PRETTY. I have the US hardcovers, US mass market paperbacks, the YA versions of the first two books, and almost all of the ebook editions. But now I have these as well. And if I ever run across the UK editions, I'll probably buy those as well, because they have pretty covers.
     
  6. Dars al'Kaskade

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    I know...I love cover art so much, too much. And as much as the original (U.S. I guess) artwork holds sentimental value and has great colors, the eBook art is objectively sharper.

    Someday, when I have a huge bookshelf and more funding, I probably will start accumulating a vast array of books, but for now, I have to be a minimalist. *sigh*
     
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    So, this is a little off topic. I haven't owned any of the trade paperbacks, but I do have the whole series in mass market. I have had to buy EotW at least 5 times because the binding breaks and the first 100 pages fall out. Do the trade paperbacks have this problem as well?
     
  8. Raeviendha al'Toma

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    I don't know if I know the difference between mass market and trade? I bought most of the series hardback after my son and I both were enamored of them. He [STRIKE]stole[/STRIKE] borrowed them from me. I never had any problems with any of the paperbacks or hardbacks I got.
     
  9. Neria Hawke

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    I don't know the difference either. I thought the trade paperbacks were the big size ones that have soft covers. I've got a few of those, plus a whole lot of paperbacks.
    I have ten pages missing from The Great Hunt, although that might be because it was secondhand and the binding doesn't look so great.
     
  10. Raeviendha al'Toma

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    Hm. I recently put all the books (with the exception of AMoL) on my Kindle because my son [STRIKE]stole[/STRIKE] borrowed my books.
     
  11. Almira ni'Caldazare

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    I am buying the paperbacks because they are less expensive than the hard cover. I also buy the ebook versions but I like to lone-out and travel with the paperback!
     
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    Where are you finding the YA versions? I specialized in YA literature in grad school and I would like to show them to my professor. She helped me write my final paper and organize my classes -- she is also a big Wheel of Time fan!
     
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  14. Raeviendha al'Toma

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    I've seen them on Amazon. :facepalm As Ilyana mentioned above.
     
  15. Neria Hawke

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    I agree Neria. Although I must say my Kindle is the most convenient. ^^
     
  17. Axis m'Troutilas

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    My The Eye of the World, and The Great Hunt are in pretty well worn condition.

    They made it through the last re-read okay, but in a few years if I do another re-read I'd probably update them.


    I'd keep the old one's for nostalgia sake of course, but yeah certainly not reading a book covered in Darrel K Sweets abomination covers has its appeal.
     
  18. Dars al'Kaskade

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    Me, too. I was looking at the bigger trade paperbacks in a store yesterday. I have a few big hardcovers, but much prefer small paperbacks for actually reading.

    Most of the new art is great, but the Path of Daggers trade paperback did not really appeal that much to me, although certainly it improves on the Sweet version:

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    I like the Kindle/eBook edition of the new Path of Daggers art much better: (Not sure why the different versions...)

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  19. Neria Hawke

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    The Kindle/eBook edition cover for Path of Daggers makes me wish I could get that version, just for the pretty cover ^^
    It's nice to see the artwork getting better and more accurate.
     
  20. Raeviendha al'Toma

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    Dars is that Nynaeve, Elayne, and who? I get Nynaeve by the braid, the red hair is Elayne, who is the blonde? I'm having a :facepalm moment.